Topic: Jilin Province

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  • In Pictures China's growing garbage

    Smoke rises from a garbage mountain as garbage collectors work on a dump site in Guiyang, in southwest China's Guizhou province, in 2008. As more Chinese ride the nation's economic boom, a torrent of garbage is one result. Cities are bursting at the seams, and local officials struggle to cope.

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  • Chinese president meets with uncle of North Korea's Kim Jong-un

    Hu Jintao held a meeting Friday with Jang song-thaek, an uncle of the new North Korean leader, in Beijing.

  • In Pictures China's growing garbage

    Smoke rises from a garbage mountain as garbage collectors work on a dump site in Guiyang, in southwest China's Guizhou province, in 2008. As more Chinese ride the nation's economic boom, a torrent of garbage is one result. Cities are bursting at the seams, and local officials struggle to cope.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/27

    Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.

  • North Korea releases American to Jimmy Carter with a message - and a snub

    North Korea releases American to Jimmy Carter with a message - and a snub

    Jimmy Carter left North Korea with American Aijalon Gomes and a message that Kim Jong-il wants to resume six-party talks, even if he didn't want to talk to Carter.

  • China flood and oil spill response improves. Prevention? Not so much.

    China flood and oil spill response improves. Prevention? Not so much.

    A China flood, oil spill, and chemical factory explosion highlighted the country's improved crisis response. But China still faces challenges as it tries to strike a balance between economic growth and protecting the environment.

  • In Pictures Solar power: Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/08

    Men ride a motorcycle and sidecar along a road near Reinosa, northern Spain on Friday. Spain's weather authorities have put out alerts of cold temperatures and snowstorms for several regions in the country.

  • In Pictures Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.

  • Stateless children: North Korean refugees in China

    Stateless children: North Korean refugees in China

    Thousands of children exist in legal limbo, missing out on school and other state services because their mothers fear deportation.